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Sweet Pea Book
     

Sweet Pea Book

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by Graham Rice, judy White
 

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An inspiring and comprehensive guide, The Sweet Pea Book is for anyone interested in growing these most exquisite of fragrant flowers and using them in the garden. It covers the colorful history of the sweet pea, provides detailed practical advice on seed raising and cultivation, offers ideas for using the plants effectively in the garden, and discusses

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An inspiring and comprehensive guide, The Sweet Pea Book is for anyone interested in growing these most exquisite of fragrant flowers and using them in the garden. It covers the colorful history of the sweet pea, provides detailed practical advice on seed raising and cultivation, offers ideas for using the plants effectively in the garden, and discusses dwarf sweet peas for small gardens and patios. A comprehensive descriptive list of species and varieties will prove useful to all sweet pea enthusiasts.

Editorial Reviews

Booklist
"Gardeners wishing to grow copious amounts of healthy sweet peas for cutting or to enliven flower beds and borders should heed Rice's expert counsel."
Alice Joyce, Booklist, October 15, 2003
Shelbyville Sentinel-News
"[This] book is the most current and definitive book on sweet peas to date."
—Jeneen Wiche, Shelbyville Sentinel-News, February 25, 2005
Toronto Star
"For complete immersion in the allure of the sweet pea, check out The Sweet Pea Book."
—Kathy Renwald, Toronto Star, January 20, 2005
From the Publisher
“Gardeners wishing to grow copious amounts of healthy sweet peas for cutting or to enliven flower beds and borders should heed Rice’s expert counsel.” —Booklist

“For complete immersion in the allure of the sweet pea, check out The Sweet Pea Book.” —Toronto Star

“If you’re interested in these beautiful plants, Rice has produced the perfect practical book for you.” —Garden Center

“Even if you’ve never given sweet peas a second thought, Rice’s beautiful book is enough to make you think again.” —Northwest Indiana Times

“Check out The Sweet Pea Book. . . which gives a detailed history, lots of pretty photos, and great growing tips.” —Minneapolis Star Tribune

“The most current and definitive book on sweet peas to date.” —Shelbyville Sentinel-News

“Easy style and conversational prose make this an enjoyable read, and no gardener will be able to read this slim volume without wanting to order sweet pea seeds.” —E-Streams

 

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780881925951
Publisher:
Timber Press, Incorporated
Publication date:
07/02/2003
Pages:
144
Sales rank:
878,965
Product dimensions:
7.36(w) x 9.74(h) x 0.42(d)

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Meet the Author

Graham Rice is a award-winning international garden writer. Rice has written for the top gardening magazines including Horticulture, Garden Design, BBC Gardeners' World, Gardens Illustrated, and Country Life. Trained at the prestigious Royal Botanic Gardens, Kew, he is editor-in-chief of the American Horticultural Society's Encyclopedia of Perennials, and he runs the Royal Horticultural Society's New Plants blog as well as his own blog at transatlanticgardener.com

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Sweet Pea Book 5 out of 5 based on 0 ratings. 1 reviews.
Guest More than 1 year ago
A gorgeous book with full page still lifes of sweet peas you'll want to frame. There hasn't been a book on sweet peas in a long time, and Graham Rice has written a compellingly readable one that covers these old-fashioned sweet smelling favorites thru to modern hybrids, that, yes, many of which still smell as sweet (he tells you which ones to get.) Growing instructions cover all over the country. Also great in that he gives info on where to get seeds in the US and also specialty ones from England in the mail. There's even a gorgeous full page picture of a yellow sweet pea species (the photographer is judywhite, a well-known garden photographer who, the back jacket tells me, is married to the author - they met at the Chelsea Flower Show in England!) Really, really worth it, to help you discover - or re-discover - the allure of Sweet Peas.